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DNV GL Supports the First of Its Kind Floating Solar PV in Singapore

DNV GL Supports the First of Its Kind Floating Solar PV in Singapore

The international accredited registrar and classification (DNV GL) society stated that the Public Utilities Board had appointed it, Singapore’s national water agency, as the technical adviser for a 50MW floating photovoltaic venture tender in Singapore.

The first-of-its-kind 50 MW project — South-East Asia’s largest floating PV, might reduce Singapore’s carbon footprint by the equal removing 6,000 vehicles off local roads.

DNV GL will support PUB all through the tender preparation, bidding, design, operational phases, and construction of the project. The Tengeh Reservoir floating Solar PV project is because of being operational by 2021. It is going to power the reservoir’s water treatment facilities, eliminating 28,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year – the equal of about 6000 vehicles.

Despite having restricted renewable energy options, Singapore has made agency commitments to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. Solar power is the nation’s most viable renewable energy supply. In such a densely populated country, the advancing technology of floating PV offers an attractive solution to optimize using space, whereas increasing the extent of green energy.

PUB launched a public tender to request proposals to design, construct, own and run the 50MW floating solar PV Project at Tengeh Reservoir on June 7. As a part of this process, DNV GL’s native energy experts have been tasked to hold out preliminary design, independent power assessment, technology benchmarking and enterprise model studies which have now been accomplished.

Subsequently, DNV GL can even perform design reviews, testing, and commissioning studies throughout the construction phase in addition to efficiency evaluation and site testing when the project is operational.

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